The 80s Movie Book Tag

The 80s Movie Book Tag

I was a kid in the 80s, and some of my favorite movies come from this time. I’ve seen this tag a few places, and thought it looked like a fun one. Thanks Siobhan at Siobhan’s Novelties for tagging me! And thanks for Ashley a The Infinite Library for creating it! I’ve seen every movie on this list, and all of them more than once.


Nightmare on Elm Street

a book that kept you up all night

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird Box by Josh Malerman


The Princess Bride

a wonderfully quotable book

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

a character who loves breaking the rules

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Katniss in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


When Harry Met Sally

a book couple that took an eternity to get together

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
Macy and Elliot in Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren


Back to the Future

a book involving time travel

11/22/63 by Stephen King
11/22/63 by Stephen King


Pretty in Pink

a character with unique style

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote


The Karate Kid

favorite book involving the training/mentoring trope

The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry


Die Hard

a book with a trip that doesn’t go according to plan

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman


Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

a book with the central character’s name in the title

Sadie by Courtney Summers
Sadie by Courtney Summers


Dirty Dancing

a female character who comes out of her shell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Top Gun

a death that took you by surprise

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Tris in Allegiant by Veronica Roth


ET

an ending that left you both happy and sad

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

10 thoughts on “The 80s Movie Book Tag

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! True, the clothes and hair weren’t great. The movies and music were though. 😉 A Man Called Ove is wonderful. Hope you get the chance to read it. 💜

  1. I have seen all of these movies except Nightmare on Elm Street! And Dirt Dancing and Princess Bride are two of my favorite movies <3 I love your pick of Fangirl for Dirty Dancing!!! Perfect choice 😀

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